Who doesn’t know Birkenstocks? The amazing cork sandals that are both comfortable and durable, was not initially designed for durability. But as a testimony to their quality design and materials, footwear owners who bought their Arizona sandals since the early 2000s, are still using the same sandals until today. But as the clog footwear trend grew, Birkenstock needed a version of their own.
With some key elements that are found in the original sandals, as well as a trusted polyurethane mold, they came up with the Birki line, The Birki’s are designed very much similar with a standard clog but with a much more thicker midsole for height, as well as having the iconic cork midsole, to address stability and weight distribution concerns that people are longing for.
Birki’s Super Birki Unisex Clog
The Birkenstock’s Super Birki is regarded as one of the most comfortable footwear ever made that has surpassed years of durability tests and daily use from all types of professionals like Doctors, Chefs, Nurses, and all types of jobs that require you to stand for a long period of time. Made from a high quality polyurethane body that is designed to handle different types of conditions, ideal for areas wherein you commonly encounter water, oils, and other liquids that could normally harm an ordinary canvas or leather based shoe. The polyurethane body is also the secret for it’s long lasting durability due to it’s expandable, weather-proof material.
Since it is a clog design, it gives more room for your toes to wiggle as well as your feet to comfortably set, preventing stress build up on prolonged usage. In addition to the flexible body, another great aspect of the footwear comfort, comes from the removable cork in latex mold midsole.
It features a high arch support for balance, as well as a high heel height for additional comfort. This design was specifically mirrored from the original cork sandals, as the uniqueness of the cork material allows it to compress and expand with the foot with prolonged use.
This means that if use it more often, the midsole will gradually form to the shape of your foot, which gives gives you more comfort, stability, and proper posture. It also has a layer of moisture wicking fabric to keep your clogs fresh and odor-free.
Lastly, the soles are designed to keep you from slipping as ridges are added on the side, along with the standard b0ne-pattern sole in the middle. Ideal for work areas with oily or very slippery floors.
Cleaning and maintenance is also a breeze as it can be washed in cold or hot water up to 60 degree Celsius, or spray with disinfectant. You can wash it with the midsoles on, or remove it for better access on the insides.
Size may run bigger than normal, so choose a size smaller than your usual size for best fit.
Birkenstock Professional Unisex Profi Birki Slip Resistant Work Shoe
The Professional Birki, or the Profi Birki, features the same high quality polyurethane body construction with a traditional clog design, The water resistant and repellant polyurethane body protects your foot from almost all types of elements and fluids, such as oils, grease, or dirt, which is ideal if you are working on a slippery floors like a chef in a kitchen, nurse doing rounds, or a mechanic. It is also very flexible and durable that will make this footwear your go-to for work or for just a casual work,
The larger toe area allows your toes to move freely while keeping your feet set and stable, which promotes regular blood flow and which is helpful if your job requires you standing or moving for a long period of time. The heel cup is also designed a bit higher, to keep you foot steady and not moving around inside the footwear.
Another way to keep your feet set, is with the amazing cork in latex midsole, which molds to the shape of your foot with a prolonged use. It is also layered with a moisture repelling fabric that will keep your feet dry as well to make your feet fresh and odor free.
The soles are designed to keep you from slipping with the standard sole pattern that you see in traditional Arizona sandals, as well as a middle ridge portion to allow flex in your foot arch. Ideal for prolonged walking or for slippery floors
Cleaning and maintenance is also a breeze as it can be washed in cold or hot water up to 60 degree Celsius, or spray with disinfectant. You can wash it with the midsoles on, or remove it for better access on the insides. You may use a dishwasher or washing machine, but hand washing is still the best recommended cleaning method.
Keep in mind that the Profi Birki’s only comes in a regular or narrow fit, regardless of size. They also run bigger than normal sizes, even if you are wide footed. Please select a size smaller than your usual size for best fit and comfort.
What is the difference between the Super Birki vs Profi Birki
Based on the overall assessment of the Super Birki And Profi Birki, there are no major differences between the two. They are both molded from a standard clog type shoe design with a larger toe box and a deeper sole entry, both made from high quality polyurethane materials, and both have cork and latex mold midsole with a layer of moisture wicking fabric. Opinions vary as some users or reviewers say that the heel area on the Super Biki is higher than the Profi, or the other way around.
One notable difference though, are their soles. The Profi Birki features a more traditional bone-pattern sole with just a ridge section in the middle. On the other hand, the Super Birki has the ridge section on all corners with a more pronounced detail, while the bone-pattern is still present in a smaller area in the middle. People believe that the complex sole pattern of the Super Birki, will have much more grip and stability than the Profi Birki, which is more suited for casual walking with standard anti-slip feature.